Adisabeba Ethiopia Music
Ethiopia will host the world's largest music festival, the Africa Unite Festival, in February 2018, IOL ZA reports. Hundreds of thousands are expected to attend the festivities, which begin on February 1 and are called "Africa United." Ethiopian fans, more than 10,000 of whom are expected to watch the festival at the national stadium in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's second largest city. Ethiopia will host the first African music festival in its history, hosted by Africa's largest music organisation, Africa Bambaataa (ABB) and the Ethiopian Music Association (EMA).
Even non-Ethiopians who consider themselves good can be excused for not knowing the repertoire so well. The radiant star of the festival, Oromo singer and musician Abdirahman Omer, will conduct the celebration in a local Amharic tone and present his own version of "Oromia," enthusiastically even recording the music of his compatriots. Ethiopia has nine main regions, each of which speaks its own language, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
But it would be a disservice to listen to the masterfully crafted flavors of other music from the West or any other part of the world.
Ethiopia - Jazz is thriving in what is now Ethiopia and is constantly evolving, but it is still a transient phase of music at the moment. In fact, there is no doubt that the modern music scene in Addis Ababa is very weak today. But Etenesh Wassie, born in 1971 in the north of the country and later a well-known singer in an Addises club, and the Addes-born guitarist Girum Mezmur, who founded the "Addis Acoustic Project" in 2008, keep the tradition alive in our city today. Ethio Jazz has remained true to its roots in the musical heritage of Ethiopia and has continually evolved.
These songs are familiar and timeless because they focus on Oromo themes and appeal to all Ethiopians in a style of music that shares many characteristics with the music of the northern and western regions. These songs show why Hachalu and Hundessa are so popular and why they have inspired millions of Orumo to feel connected to their homeland and the place they represent. The band has the ability to transform traditional Ethiopian music and blend it with modern styles such as jazz, folk, jazz-rock, hip-hop and pop.
The album is fantastically supported by the arranger's husband, Abebe Berhane, an extraordinary singer of Ethiopian soul who performed with the Imperial Bodyguard Band and is known as the "First Lady of Addis" and was also active in the "Golden Age of Addis Abe" who also performed as a member of the Imperial Bodyguard Band during Selassie's golden era. Ethiopian music repertoire, she stands out from all the others and has recorded her most famous Ethiopian music style, Tezeta, which means nostalgia. Mahmoud Ahmed was born in 1963, just a few months after Selassesie returned to Addes, and came of age at a time when Ethiopia was a beacon of African pride and independence, while the nation itself was cut off from colonial rule and swung through the city of Addises.
Most Ethiopian music is pentatonic, uses only 5-tone scales and has its roots in the Horn of Africa, including Somalia, Djibouti and Eritrea. Ethiopian lute and lyre, called Kirar and Masinqo respectively, are featured in the tracks of Ethiopian Records, but the essence of Wede Harer Guzo is his improvisational style, which takes its name from the Ethiopian province on the border with Somalia and Jivar on the border with Somalia and Jivar. Azmari songs and Ethiopian folk music, the samples are mixed and transformed into a beautiful mix of rastafari (Rastafetishism) and traditional Ethiopian folk music. It is true that the word "rasa" and "rastAFari" come from a combination of the two words "rasta" in Ethiopian, a colloquial word for "roast," but race fetishism has a special meaning for me.
The Masenqo is a single-stringed lute played with a bow. It was developed in the northern Ethiopian highlands and has gained popularity in Ethiopia and Eritrea. It was created by Arba Lijoch and is the main instrument of the Kirar family of instruments, a group of lutes played on bows. Western-style instruments came to Ethiopia in 1920, when Emperor Haile Selassie introduced them during a state visit to Jerusalem, but the coup attempt led to a US Peace Corps that introduced Stax and Motown records, ushering in the Golden Age of Ethiopian music. Ethiopia is happy "in front of more than 100,000 people at the World Trade Center in New York City and Western music is banned.
Yene Habesha sees in each song a different taste and a different sensitivity for Ethiopian music. Gobena enlisted the help of his wife Yene, who wrote the lyrics and the female voice sung in Amharic. The video for the song has been viewed more than nine million times on YouTube since its release in October 2014, according to Spotify.